2014 Concert Diary

ELISION Ensemble – Adelaide Festival

Who: ELISION Ensemble, conducted by David Fulmer
What: John Zorn in OZ, an Adelaide Festival exclusive featuring the music of John Zorn over four nights.
When: Wednesday 12 March 2014
Where: Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Bookings and information: www.adelaidefestival.com.au

Melbourne Recital Centre – 5th Birthday

Who: Ludovico’s Band
What: Melbourne Recital Centre celebrates its 5th birthday with a day of performances and events. Ludovico’s Band opens the Salon festivities with music by Ribayaz, de Huete and Sanz
When: Saturday 8 February 2014
Where: Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Mr Playford Requests the Pleasure

Who: Ludovico’s Band
What: Ludovico’s Band slips on their dancing shoes and whirls through the weird and wonderful dances of 17th-century Europe. From stately pavanes to mysterious tarantellas and elegant dance suites from the courts of the French kings to the pubs of London and Dublin, Ludovico’s Band explore the sublime to the ridiculous.
When: Tuesday 25 March 2014
Where: Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings and information: www.melbournerecital.com.au

Metropolis – Forest Collective

Who: Forest Collective
What: Youthful Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary organisation, Forest Collective present new works alongside influential composers inspired by the mythology, music and the natural beauty of Scandinavia. Jean Sibelius and Claude Debussy, known as peers and colleagues, led to the commission of new compositions from Forest Collective Artistic Director Evan Lawson and peer, Lisa Illean. Contemporary Scandinavian composers, Lars Ekström and Kaija Saariaho will also be featured embodying exquisite contemporary northern European music.
When: Friday 4 April 2014
Where: Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings and information: www.melbournerecital.com.au

Metropolis – Six Degrees

Who: Six Degrees Ensemble
What: This program performed by Six Degrees Ensemble and guest artists is formed around the astounding Garden of Earthly Desire, a chamber ensemble piece by Melbourne-born/UK-based composer Liza Lim. The work is based on the most famous work of 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, a triptych that presents a sequence of scenes depicting the beginning and end of time; from Adam and Eve to a fiery Hell ending, with the Garden of Delights radiating in the centre.
When: Saturday 6 April 2014
Where: Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings and information: www.melbournerecital.com.au

Wilma & Friends

Who: Wilma & Friends
What: The Magic of Flute and Harp. A series of four concerts featuring music for flute and harp and quartet, with Amanda Hollins, flute
When: Thursday 1 May, Sunday 4 May, Monday 5 May 2014
Where: Monash University, Lyrebird Music Society, Melba Hall, Salon Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings and information: wilmaandfriends.com.au

ScotchArts – Mozart Concerto

Who: Paula Rae, flute and ProMusica
What: Experience a memorable evening of music for harp and flute performed by Marshall McGuire and Paula Rae. They will delight with works by Ravel, Mozart, Bach, Hasselmans and Ibert, as well as collaborating with Pro Musica, conducted by John Ferguson, in a performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp.
When: Saturday 31 May 2014
Where: Ian Roach Hall, Scotch College 1 Morrison St Hawthorn
Bookings and information: www.scotch.vic.edu.au

World Harp Congress 2014

What: The World Harp Congress, Inc. a private non-profit organisation, was founded in 1981 as an outgrowth of the International Harp Weeks held in The Netherlands for twenty years under the leadership of Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska. Panel seminar - Contemporary Australian composers; Australian Highlights recital
When: Thursday 24 July 2014
Where: Four Season Hotel Sydney
Bookings and information: www.whcsydney2014.com

Ludovico’s Band – Destination: Sweden

Who: Ludovico’s Band
What: 17th-century Sweden was one of Europe’s great powers, and the region’s grandeur and splendour are reflected in its rich musical heritage. Specially programmed by celebrated lutenist Tommie Andersson, Ludovico’s Band embarks on a historical quest, tracing the music of three generations of the Düben family – a great musical dynasty of composers and kapellmeisters. The Swedish celebration continues with the Australian premiere of unpublished trio sonatas of Johan Helmich Roman, regarded as the ‘Father of Swedish Music’, and an accompanying treasure trove of Swedish folk music, including sounds from the province of Dalarna, certain to make you want to dance the Polska.
When: Tuesday 26 August 2014
Where: Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings and information: www.melbournerecital.com.au

Mozart’s Jupiter

Who: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
What: Two of the most gorgeous musicians – Marshall McGuire (period harp) and Melissa Farrow (period flute), the epitome of beauty and elegance – their feeling for fine taste, finesse and simplicity is every bit as captivating as it is accomplished. Mozart received a commission in Paris to compose a double concerto for flute and harp for the Comte de Guines. De Guines was a favourite of Marie Antoinette and a fine flautist. With its poetic, serene second movement and glorious shades of colour from the rarely heard period harp, it’s no wonder this piece has become a truly beloved Mozart work.
When: September 2014
Where: Sydney, Melbourne
Bookings and information: brandenburg.com.au

Cope-Williams Winery Romsey – flute and harp recital

Who: Paula Rae - flute
What: Judy Cope-Williams' annual Romsey Recitals programme of Piano Trio & String Quartet performances taps the very best talent in Australia. Established ensembles such as the Hamer, Seraphim and Streeton have been complemented by solo pianists such as Stefan Cassomenos & Hoang Pham. A flexible annual programme allows Judy to accommodate newly formed and highly talented groups to delight our dedicated classical music audience. In this performance, Marshall and Paula will perform works by Mozart, Bach, Ravel, Ibert, Brumby and many others.
When: Saturday 16 November 2014
Where: 160 Glenfern Road Romsey VIC 3434
Bookings and information: www.copewilliams.com.au